Frequently asked questions
We’ve brought together answers to some of the questions people have been asking about Wisloe. If you have any other questions, please contact us.
What could a new community at Wisloe be?

A proposed sustainable development between the M5 and A38 to the east of Slimbridge.

Our vision is to create a sustainable garden community at Wisloe with the right homes and facilities, that meet the local need for housing and provide opportunities for people.

How can I get involved?

We began a conversation with the community in 2019. We are now asking for further input from people here. There will be many opportunities for anyone who is interested to be involved.

Who is progressing the new community at Wisloe?

Gloucestershire County Council and The Ernest Cook Trust own the land which together comprises the area for the new community at Wisloe. They are working with a team of architects and development experts to help them create plans in partnership with the community.

The Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity helping children, young people and their communities nurture a lifelong journey of learning, appreciation and respect for the countryside.

The Trust owns and cares for more than 22,000 acres of land across the UK. It is uniquely placed to deliver the sustainable development of a vibrant community here at Wisloe, ensuring a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council holds an important role in supporting sustainable growth in the county. This means taking a proactive approach, planning ahead for the future to improve the quality of life for Gloucestershire’s communities.

How does the new community relate to Stroud District Council's Local Plan?

Any proposal to develop a new community must be supported by the local authority and coordinated with other developments in the area. We are working with local partners to meet Stroud District Council’s Local Plan ambitions.

A new Local Plan is scheduled to be agreed towards the end of 2022.

What about site constraints?

As with any site there are challenges to overcome, including motorway noise, surface water drainage and a gas pipe that runs through part of the land. Our concept plan addresses these constraints – for example by providing a landscape buffer to the motorway and ponds that store surface water run-off and provide space for wildlife.

Preliminary technical work has left us confident that the gas pipe can be diverted and the concept plan is based on this assessment. We have also explored other options to ensure a sustainable development is still possible should the pipeline need to remain where it is.


If you have any further questions please contact us.

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